July Program

July 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center
301 S. 68th St. Place Lincoln

July Program

Program Gold Sponsor

Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center
Southeast Community College
301 S. 68th St. Place
Lincoln, NE 68510-2449

11:00 – 11:30 am: Registration
11:30 – 12:00 pm: Lunch & Announcements
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Keynote Session


Navigating Employee Mental Health Issues

Presentation Description:
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, addiction, bipolar disorder … Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It can be difficult for HR professionals to cope with employee mental health issues – not only from a legal perspective, but also from a humanitarian one. In this presentation, you will learn about:

  • How to spot potential mental health issues in the workplace;
  • What information to obtain once an employee discloses a psychiatric disability;
  • Your employer’s legal obligations under the FMLA and ADA;
  • How to address work performance deficiencies when an employee has a mental health issue;
  • Guidance for your supervisors; and
  • Preventative measures to strengthen your company’s ability to address employee mental health issues.

This program is valid for 1 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

Dr. Dave Miers – Bryan Medical Center
Dave Miers, PhD, is the Counseling and Program Development Manager for Mental Health Services at Bryan Medical Center in Lincoln, NE. He has been with Bryan Medical Center for 22 years. Dr. Miers received his B.S. from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a M.S. from St. Cloud State University, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska with a focus on suicide prevention/postvention. He is the co-founder and past co-chair of the state of Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition and current Board Member. He is on the leadership group for the Lincoln/Lancaster County Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition. He has published research and co-authored a chapter in The Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Suicide Research focusing on family survivors of a child suicide. Dr. Miers assisted in the development of the Lincoln Lancaster Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors (LOSS) team in Lincoln, NE in 2009 and has assisted in the development of other LOSS teams in Nebraska and LOSS team development on a national level. He has served in the past on several local and state boards in various capacities.

Susan Sapp, J.D. – Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather
Susan has a general civil trial practice which includes labor and employment issues, medical and legal malpractice defense and insurance defense. She represents school districts, hospitals, doctors, employers and insurance companies in all aspects of legal representation. She also handles all aspects of adoption proceedings and serves as mediator in personal injury and employment cases. Susan is a friend of LHRMA and has frequently presented to us over the years. She is a respected attorney in the area of employment law who dispenses guidance in a straight-forward, no-nonsense manner.


Lunch Program Registration Fee: LHRMA members – $15
All Other Attendees – $25

College Student LHRMA Members
*Luncheon attendance is free for SHRM designated student chapter members. Current SHRM designated chapters include: University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Students must register through Jenessa Keiser, College Relations Chair, college.relations@lincolnhr.org for free meeting attendance.

Registration is Closed for this Event.